More About Me
Favorite Subject: Mathematics
Dream: Police Officer
Biography: My name is Flavio. I am 12 years old. I live in Cerritos, a community of Patzicia. I have a very beautiful family. I have four siblings. My dad works in a carpenter’s shop and works as a laborer doing sales with people early in the morning so they can put him on the bus and go to the capital. My mom is a housewife. I attend the school in Cerritos. I am in 6th grade and my favorite subject is mathematics because I love numbers. I like to read books that talk about animals. During recess, I like to play soccer with my peers. I go to school in the morning and in the afternoon I do homework, help with house chores, take care of the chickens that we have, and feed them. When I grow up I want to be a police officer because it is a career where you make more money than working in the field and also, this will let me help my community against offenders. On occasion, I go to work helping people with whatever they need help with and they pay me. My parents support a lot so that I can continue with my studies and thus have a better quality of life.
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2 Help your new friend rise.
Thanks to you, your student's life will begin to change as they benefit from comprehensive support services in the Rise Program:
- a full academic scholarship
- psychologists, social workers, and mentors
- workshops on topics like job skills and leadership
- visits to businesses and universities
- opportunities to serve in his or her community as a young leader
3 Be changed forever.
We'll keep you regularly updated on your student's progress, and you will also have the opportunity to exchange letters and photos with your student and even visit them in Guatemala! You'll experience the joy and pride of helping your student grow as you become part of each other's stories.
What Is Guatemala Like?
Guatemala’s Western Highlands exhibit one of the most extreme combinations of systemic poverty, illiteracy, and inequality in the hemisphere. 3 out of 4 people live in poverty, and 1 in 3 cannot read or write.
Students face overwhelming obstacles to stay in school:
- lack of financial resources
- pressure to marry early
- alcoholism or abuse in their homes
- gang culture
- lack of familial support
- belief that education is not worth investing in
As a result, 95% of poor, rural students never graduate from high school.
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